Call for papers: International Conference “The Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities”, Padova 27-28 November 2017

The University of Padova Human Rights Centre, in the framework of the activities of the International Joint Ph.D. Programme 'Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance', organises an International Conference on the 'Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities'. The Conference will take place on 27th and 28th November 2017.

The event aims primarily at delving into the various facets of the broader debate on the potential and limits of current and future human rights research from different disciplinary perspectives, and at providing an original contribution to discuss and improve the policy- and action-oriented effectiveness of human rights research.

A call for papers is open until 21 September 2017 to human rights scholars and researchers as well as to Ph.D candidates. 

The Conference is organised in collaboration with: UNESCO Chair 'Human Rights Democracy and Peace', University of Padova; Human Rights Consortium, University of London; School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg; European Training Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security, University of Graz; UNESCO Chair ‘Woman and her rights’, Ibn -Tofail University, Kenitra; and Institut des Droits de l’Homme, Lyon Catholic University. Each of these institutes cooperate in the organisation and management of one of the conference's research panels.

All the information about the call for papers, the themes of the research panels and the conference organisation are available at: